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World Bank approves $1.2 bln in grants, loans to Ethiopia

June 23, 2018:  Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waves to the crowd at a large rally in his support, in Meskel Square in the capital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo: Mulugeta Ayene/AP/SIPAThe World Bank has approved $1.2 billion in grants and loans to Ethiopia.

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Rwanda bets on electric motorbikes to reduce air pollution

 

Traffic passes a billboard advertising a casino in the capital Kigali, Rwanda Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPATo fight against the high cost of fuel and pollution, a new initiative known as e-moto, is testing the use of electric motorbikes in Rwanda's capital Kigali.

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Somalia hosts Mogadishu's first tech summit

 Somali women walk past a partially-shaded wall as they leave the Medina Maternal Child Health center in Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, April 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)/ABCX108/13042419413/Stand alone photo/1304251907 Auteurs  : Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAIn a conference centre in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a group of young women are being taught to code.

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Ethiopia: An Afro-Gulf renaissance

Karim Sahib/AFP

New agreements with African and Arab neighbours should help Ethiopia better integrate into global trade

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Ethiopia politics: Solving a fractured ethnic puzzle

Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press

Security and navigating the complex web of ethnic politics will dominate Abiy’s first years in office as he tries to bring unity to the diverse country

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Wooing investors, Rwanda hosts first tantalum-tracking blockchain

Congolese artisenal miner. AP PhotosRwanda's mining boss announced this week the world's first blockchain project to track tantalum from the pit-face to the refinery, part of a push to woo investors seeking a conflict-free source of minerals.

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